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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 2020

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make Wine Exciting Again

Escape from the ordinary as we taste 12 unusual wines from Michael Fix of Winebow. We’ll discuss the characteristics of these unusual grapes or grapes from other countries, where they grow, and how they might compare to more well-known varietals.

All of the featured wines will be able to BE pre-orderED at the event

All of the featured wines will be able to BE pre-orderED at the event

These are hard to find wines at great prices, so you'll probably want to pick up some up so you can show off to your friends and family.

"Oh, I'm sure that's a nice Napa Valley Cab, Karen, but have you tried this delectable Areni from Vayots Dzor, Armenia? It's to die for."

We are also reimbursing the price of a tasting ticket when you purchase a Mixed case (12) of any of your favorites of these unusual wines.

FEATURED WINES

wines subject to change based on availability

hover OVER BOTTLE FOR DESCRIPTIONS.

Sula Vineyards, Chenin Blanc Estate

Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2019

Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2019 (India)


Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc


Tasting Notes: A refreshing, light, semi-dry wine bursting with tropical fruits like pineapple, pear and green apple.

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Jeune Rosé 2018

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Jeune Rosé 2018

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Jeune Rosé 2018 (Lebanon)


Varietal: Cinsault (80%), Mourvedre (20%)


Tasting Notes: Nectarines, tangerines and strawberries and cream dominate the palate with a saline minerality. There is a nice acidity and freshness to this wine and a long lingering finish.

Château Musar Musar Jeune Bekaa Valley Red 2017

Château Musar Jeune Bekaa Valley Red 2017

Château Musar Jeune Bekaa Valley Red 2017  (Lebanon)

 

Varietal: Cinsault (45%), Syrah (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)

 

Tasting Notes: Inky-dark, silky-textured and aromatic, with blackcurrant, raspberry and cherry jam flavors, and a warm, spicy finish, it has been likened to a fine Roussillon red.

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carménère 2016

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carménère 2016 (Chile)


Varietal: Greco (60%), Malvasia (40%)


Tasting Notes: Intense and deep red in color, this wine offers expressive and intense aromas of cassis and black currant. On the palate, it is elegant with round and persistent tannins, with fresh cherry and a light toast flavor.


Ratings:
James Suckling 94
Tim Atkin 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90

Mastroberardino Radici Fiano di Avellino 2017 (Campania, Italy)

Mastroberardino Radici Fiano di Avellino 2017

Mastroberardino Radici Fiano di Avellino 2017 (Campania, Italy)


Varietal: 100% Fiano de Avellino


Tasting Notes: Straw-yellow in color with aromas of pear, pineapple, acacia, toasted nut, honey and spring flowers. On the palate, this wine has excellent acidity, yet fine smoothness, with a hint of toasted almond in the finish.


Ratings:
Wine & Spirits 92
Wine Spectator 90
Wine Enthusiast 90

Castello di Neive Grignolino 2018

Castello di Neive Grignolino 2018

Castello di Neive Grignolino 2018 (Piedmont, Italy)


Varietal: 100% Grignolino (4,000 bottles annually)

 

Tasting Notes: Light ruby in color, aromas of red fruits and roses complement undertones of Bing cherries, strawberries, and hints of spice box. On the palate, crisp acidity and smooth tannins make for a food-friendly wine.

Gai'a Agiorgitiko 2016

Gai'a Agiorgitiko 2016

Gai'a Agiorgitiko 2016  (Greece)


Varietal:
100% Agiorgitiko


Tasting Notes: Concentrated dark fruit notes with oak spice. Fleshy and firm on the palate, with ripe fruit character.


Ratings:
Decanter 90

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2017

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2017

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2017 (Douro, Portugal)



Varietal:
Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (12%), Tinta Roriz (8%), Sousão (5% ), Old Vineyard, Mixed Field Blend (15%)


Tasting Notes: The extreme heat during 2017 resulted in a robust, structured La Rosa red. It is a concentrated wine but with balance so you don’t sense any over maturation. Intense aromas that are hard to define with balance fruit, herbal and spice undertones. On the palate, the wine is rich and full of vigour and energy.


Ratings:
Wine Enthusiast 90
Wine Specator 89

Weingut Heinrich Naked White 2017 (Burgenland, Austria)

Weingut Heinrich Naked White 2017

Weingut Heinrich Naked White 2017 (Burgenland, Austria)


Varietal: Chardonnay (68%), Weissburgunder (10%), Welschriesling (7%), Neuburger 7% , Muskat Ottonel (5%), Grüner Veltliner (3%)


Tasting Notes: Naked White is cloudy when poured into the glass and Gernot recommends a gentle shake before serving. This Chardonnay-based blend features the structure and salinity typical of the Leithaberg’s limestone terroir enhanced on the nose by the inclusion of aromatic varieties like Muskat Ottonel and Welschriesling. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, fine herbs, sea salt, and apple pastry.


Ratings:
Wine Enthusiast 92

Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines 2016

Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines 2016

Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines 2016  (Valencia, Spain)

 

Varietal: 100% Monastrell

 

Tasting Notes: Cherry color with a hint of intense ruby. In the nose mature fruit, raspberries, blueberries, spices, hints of balsamic and notes of flowers. Tasty in the mouth, balanced and full-bodied.

 

Ratings:
Wine Spectator 91

Bera Brachetto 2016

Bera Brachetto 2016

Bera Brachetto 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)


Varietal: Brachetto


Tasting Notes: Valter Bera’s Brachetto Piemonte is slightly sparkling (frizzante), medium-sweet, and low in alcohol. The wine shows typical Brachetto aromas and flavors of roses, sweet plums, and red cherries, and is rich and fruity on the palate. It is the light red wine equivalent of Moscato d’Asti used similarly at the table.

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015 (Armenia)


Varietal: 100% Areni (1,100 cases produced)


Tasting Notes: Aromas of red berries, black cherries, floral notes of violets, and
dried red fruits mirror the flavors, which are both intense and elegant on the palate. A ripe and powerful tannic structure and refreshing acidity bring balance to the fruit flavors, culminating in a complex yet harmonious finish.


Ratings:
Wine Enthusiast 92

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Featured Wines

TAP BOTTLE FOR DESCRIPTIONS.

Sula Vineyards, Chenin Blanc Estate

Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2019

Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2019 (India)

Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc

Tasting Notes: A refreshing, light, semi-dry wine bursting with tropical fruits like pineapple, pear and green apple.

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Jeune Rosé 2018

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Jeune Rosé 2018

Château Musar Bekaa Valley Jeune Rosé 2018 (Lebanon)

Varietal: Cinsault (80%), Mourvedre (20%)

Tasting Notes: Nectarines, tangerines and strawberries and cream dominate the palate with a saline minerality. There is a nice acidity and freshness to this wine and a long lingering finish.

Château Musar Musar Jeune Bekaa Valley Red 2017

Château Musar Jeune Bekaa Valley Red 2017

Château Musar Jeune Bekaa Valley Red 2017  (Lebanon)

Varietal: Cinsault (45%), Syrah (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%)

Tasting Notes: Inky-dark, silky-textured and aromatic, with blackcurrant, raspberry and cherry jam flavors, and a warm, spicy finish, it has been likened to a fine Roussillon red.

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carménère 2016

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carménère 2016 (Chile)

Varietal: Greco (60%), Malvasia (40%)

Tasting Notes: Intense and deep red in color, this wine offers expressive and intense aromas of cassis and black currant. On the palate, it is elegant with round and persistent tannins, with fresh cherry and a light toast flavor.

Ratings: James Suckling 94, Tim Atkin 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90

Mastroberardino Radici Fiano di Avellino 2017 (Campania, Italy)

Mastroberardino Radici Fiano di Avellino 2017

Mastroberardino Radici Fiano di Avellino 2017 (Campania, Italy)

Varietal: 100% Fiano de Avellino

Tasting Notes: Straw-yellow in color with aromas of pear, pineapple, acacia, toasted nut, honey and spring flowers. On the palate, this wine has excellent acidity, yet fine smoothness, with a hint of toasted almond in the finish.

Ratings: Wine & Spirits 92, Wine Spectator 90, Wine Enthusiast 90

Castello di Neive Grignolino 2018

Castello di Neive Grignolino 2018

Castello di Neive Grignolino 2018 (Piedmont, Italy)

Varietal: 100% Grignolino (4,000 bottles annually)

Tasting Notes: Light ruby in color, aromas of red fruits and roses complement undertones of Bing cherries, strawberries, and hints of spice box. On the palate, crisp acidity and smooth tannins make for a food-friendly wine.

Gai'a Agiorgitiko 2016

Gai'a Agiorgitiko 2016

Gai'a Agiorgitiko 2016  (Greece)

Varietal: 100% Agiorgitiko

Tasting Notes: Concentrated dark fruit notes with oak spice. Fleshy and firm on the palate, with ripe fruit character.

Ratings:
Decanter 90

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2017

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2017

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2017 (Douro, Portugal)

Varietal: Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (12%), Tinta Roriz (8%), Sousão (5% ), Old Vineyard, Mixed Field Blend (15%)

Tasting Notes: Intense aromas that are hard to define with balance fruit, herbal and spice undertones. On the palate, the wine is rich and full of vigour and energy.

Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 90, Wine Specator 89

Weingut Heinrich Naked White 2017 (Burgenland, Austria)

Weingut Heinrich Naked White 2017

Weingut Heinrich Naked White 2017 (Burgenland, Austria)

Varietal: Chardonnay (68%), Weissburgunder (10%), Welschriesling (7%), Neuburger 7% , Muskat Ottonel (5%), Grüner Veltliner (3%)

Tasting Notes: Naked White is cloudy when poured into the glass and Gernot recommends a gentle shake before serving. This Chardonnay-based blend features the structure and salinity typical of the Leithaberg’s limestone terroir enhanced on the nose by the inclusion of aromatic varieties like Muskat Ottonel and Welschriesling. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, fine herbs, sea salt, and apple pastry.

Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 92

Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines 2016

Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines 2016

Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines 2016  (Valencia, Spain)

Varietal: 100% Monastrell

Tasting Notes: Cherry color with a hint of intense ruby. In the nose mature fruit, raspberries, blueberries, spices, hints of balsamic and notes of flowers. Tasty in the mouth, balanced and full-bodied.

Ratings:
Wine Spectator 91

Bera Brachetto 2016

Bera Brachetto 2016

Bera Brachetto 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)

Varietal: Brachetto

Tasting Notes: Valter Bera’s Brachetto Piemonte is slightly sparkling (frizzante), medium-sweet, and low in alcohol. The wine shows typical Brachetto aromas and flavors of roses, sweet plums, and red cherries, and is rich and fruity on the palate. It is the light red wine equivalent of Moscato d’Asti used similarly at the table.

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015

Yacoubian-Hobbs Rind Areni 2015 (Armenia)

Varietal: 100% Areni (1,100 cases produced)

Tasting Notes: Aromas of red berries, black cherries, floral notes of violets, and
dried red fruits mirror the flavors. A ripe and powerful tannic structure and refreshing acidity bring balance to the fruit flavors, culminating in a complex yet harmonious finish.

Ratings: Wine Enthusiast 92

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